Alonzo Cushing Military Person

Alonzo cushing

Alonzo Hersford Cushing (January 19, 1841 – July 3, 1863) was an artillery officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He died at the Battle of Gettysburg while defending the Union position on Cemetery Ridge against Pickett's Charge, for which he was recommended the Medal of Honor 147 years after his death. Cushing was born in what is now the city of Delafield, Wisconsin, but was raised in Fredonia, New York. His younger brother was future Union Navy officer Lt. William B. Cushing. They were the youngest of four brothers who eventually served in the Union forces. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in the class of June 1861. He commanded Battery A, 4th U.S. Artillery at Gettysburg, and was hailed by contemporaries as heroic in his actions on the third day of the battle. He was wounded three times. First, a shell fragment went straight through his shoulder. He was then grievously wounded by a shell fragment which tore into his abdomen and groin. This wound exposed Cushing's intestines, which he held in place with his hand as he continued to command his battery. After these injuries a higher ranking officer said, "Cushing, go to the rear.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 19th, 1841
Place of birth
Delafield
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
July 3rd, 1863 at age of 22
Place of death
Cemetery Ridge

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Education

1. United States Military Academy Colleges/University

The United States Military Academy at West Point (also known as USMA, West Point, Army, The Academy or simply The Point) is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York. The academy sits on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River, 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings, and monuments. The majority of the campus's neogothic buildings are constructed from gray and black granite. The campus is a popular tourist destination complete with a large visitor center and the oldest museum in the United States Army.

Endowment
2012. 201 mil. $
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Founded
March 16th, 1802
Headquarters
600 Thayer Road, Taylor Hall, West Point, 10996 - Highlands, New York
Undergraduates
2012. 4,592
2010. 4,686
2009. 4,621
Acceptance rate
2012. 9.0 %
2010. 11.0 %
Official web page www.westpoint.edu
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Union Army
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